Cheesy Beer and Bacon Soup


If you want to indulge for dinner, you can't do any better than this easy, cheesy soup. As an added bonus, it's ready in just 45 minutes, so you won't have to wait long to satisfy your cravings.

Cheesy Beer and Bacon Soup
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
45 mins
8 cups


  • 10 slices bacon, chopped

  • ½ cup finely chopped onion

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard or 1 Tbsp. Dijon-style mustard

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme or oregano, crushed

  • 2 14.5 ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 cup frozen diced hash brown potatoes

  • 1 12 ounce bottle beer (not dark)

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1 ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (6 oz.), room temperature

  • 1 ¼ cup shredded white cheddar cheese (5 oz.), room temperature

  • ½ cup chopped green onions

  • Toppers, such as hot pepper sauce and additional bacon


  1. In a 4-qt. Dutch oven cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels, reserving 3 Tbsp. drippings in pan. Add onion to reserved drippings; cook until onion is tender, stirring occasionally.

  2. Stir in flour, mustard, and thyme (mixture will be thick). Add broth all at once. Cook and stir until bubbly. Stir in potatoes and beer. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cream; heat through.

  3. Gradually add both cheeses, stirring after each addition until melted. Stir bacon and green onions into soup. If desired, serve with hot pepper sauce and additional bacon slices, cheese, and/or green onions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

653 Calories
46g Fat
21g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 653
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 46g 59%
Saturated Fat 26g 130%
Cholesterol 133mg 44%
Sodium 1108mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 469mg 36%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 472mg 10%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 42mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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